JOUR/COMM 430 – Writing For The Media: Print and Digital

Note: Online courses will only run with sufficient enrollments.

This course is an introduction to the main writing styles used in journalism and public relations. It teaches students how to successfully write for print, digital and broadcast media, and the main techniques and strategies used in social media communication. Students will engage in all facets of the writing process including writing, critiquing, editing and revising, with the ultimate goal of becoming more effective writers and readers of both media and social media messages.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed, critical understanding of the fundamental aspects of the journalism and media system, and how. Students should be able to demonstrate their ability to recognize good stories, gather facts through skillful interviewing and research, develop sources, craft welcoming leads and satisfying endings, and create news and feature articles that inform and engage.